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Meaning of NONPAREIL

Pronunciation:  `nânpu'rel

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a flat disk of chocolate covered with beads of colored sugar
  2. [n]  colored beads of sugar used as a topping on e.g. candies and cookies
  3. [n]  model of excellence or perfection of a kind; one having no equal
  4. [adj]  eminent beyond or above comparison; "matchless beauty"; "the team's nonpareil center fielder"; "she's one girl in a million"; "the one and only Muhammad Ali"; "a peerless scholar"; "infamy unmatched in the Western world"; "wrote with unmatchable clarity"; "unrivaled mastery of her art"

NONPAREIL is a 9 letter word that starts with N.


 Synonyms: apotheosis, ideal, incomparable, matchless, nonesuch, nonsuch, one and only(a), one(a), paragon, peerless, saint, uncomparable, unmatchable, unmatched, unrivaled, unrivalled
 See Also: chocolate candy, confection, confectionery, crackerjack, humdinger, jimdandy, jimhickey, model, role model, sweet



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Non`pa*reil"\, n. [See {Nonpareil}, a. ]
    1. Something of unequaled excellence; a peerless thing or
       person; a nonesuch; -- often used as a name.
    2. [F. nonpareille.] (Print.) A size of type next smaller
       than minion and next larger than agate (or ruby).
    Note: This line is printed in the type called nonpareil.
    3. (Zo["o]l.)
       (a) A beautifully colored finch ({Passerina ciris}),
           native of the Southern United States. The male has the
           head and neck deep blue, rump and under parts bright
           red, back and wings golden green, and the tail bluish
           purple. Called also {painted finch}.
       (b) Any other similar bird of the same genus.
  2. \Non`pa*reil"\, a. [F., from non not + pareil equal,
    fr. LL. pariculus, dim. of L. par equal. See {Non}, and
    {Pair}, {Peer}.]
    Having no equal; peerless.
Computing Dictionary

One of five pedagogical languages based on markov algorithms, used in ["Nonpareil, a Machine Level Machine Independent Language for the Study of Semantics", B. Higman, ULICS Intl Report No ICSI 170, U London (1968)]. The others were brilliant, diamond, pearl and ruby.

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